Welcome Weekend 2022


Welcome Week is all about making connections with the people and programs that make the Mont Alto campus a community. You’ll learn more about getting involved with student clubs and organizations, our campus history and traditions, and community service and volunteer opportunities.

If you have questions about Welcome Week, please contact Mont Alto Student Affairs.
We're excited that you have decided to attend Penn State Mont Alto!

Welcome Weekend 2022 is Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21.

Friday, August 19
8 a.m. to noon:  First-year residence hall check in, Mont Alto Hall  
10 a.m. to noon:  Commuter Student Welcome, General Studies Building, Auditorium 
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Lunch, Tent on the Quad
1 to 1:30 p.m.:  Welcome and Founder’s Convocation, MAC Gym
1:45 to 2:45 p.m.:  Keynote Speaker Paul Wesselmann: The Ripples Guy, MAC Gym
3 p.m.:  College Advising Meetings, Various Locations 
4 p.m.:  Check in with student leaders, at various locations
4:30 p.m.:  "Your Spaces and Places on Campus," tour for commuting                            students, WSC
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.:  Mont Alto Hall community meetings 
4:40 to 6:30 p.m.:  Dinner (all students welcome!), The Mill  
6:30 p.m.:  Comedy show: Mickey Housley, GSB Auditorium 
8 p.m.:  Residential hall programming, Mont Alto Hall  

Saturday, August 20
9:30 a.m.:  Early Hershey Park bus trip, depart from the Commuter Lot 
11:30 a.m.:  Brunch Bingo, The Mill 
1 p.m.:  Final Hershey Park bus trip, depart from the Commuter Lot
1:30 p.m.:  Alumni soccer scrimmage, soccer field  
3 p.m.:  Alternative campus programming 

Sunday, August 21
1 p.m.:  Walmart van trips, depart from WSC  
2 to 4 p.m.:  Outdoor activities sponsored by Athletics, Rain Location in MAC
3 p.m.:  Walk your schedule: Your Spaces and Places Tour," residential                          students" and various activities, WSC 
5 to 7 p.m.:  Tunes in the Tent, tent on the Quad. Enjoy music played by your very own student leaders! Are you a musician or singer? Bring your instrument and talent and participate!

Monday, August 22
Classes Begin
Noon to 1:30 p.m.:  Campus lunch, tent on the Quad

Tuesday, August 23
12:05 p.m.:  New Student Welcome review session, WSC
3:35 p.m.:  New Student Welcome review session, WSC

Wednesday, August 24
Noon to 2 p.m.:  Connection Day: Connections and Hiring Fair with make your own 
Street Signs, Quad tent
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.:  Commuter Affinity Group Welcome Reception, WSC
7 p.m.:  Free Daps Improv Comedy Show, GSB auditorium

Thursday, August 25
Noon:  Bingo and Brownies, Quad tent

Friday, August 26
Noon:  Walking Talkos (Tacos), Sidewalk near Nittany Lion Shrine (Rain location in WSC)
7 p.m.:  Volleyball scrimmage, MAC gym  

Saturday, August 27
11:59 p.m.:  Regular Drop—Deadline 
10 a.m.:  Corn Festival van trip Shippensburg, PA, WSC Sidewalk

Sunday, August 28
11:59 p.m.:  Regular Add—Deadline
Late Drop Begins

Monday, August 29
Penn State Spirit Week starts today
Late Registration Begins
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  LGBT Affinity Group Welcome Reception
5  to 7 p.m.:  Make and Take Monday: Paw Print String art 

Tuesday, August 30
Noon: Staying Connected: Backpack Jeff, WSC
6 p.m.:  Tuesday Trivia: Penn State History and Mont Alto trivia, WSC

Wednesday, August 31
12:20 p.m.:  Blue and White Tie Dye, WSC Plaza 
12:20 p.m.:  Multicultural Student Affinity Group, WSC =
8 p.m.:  Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, outdoor movie, Quad

Please note that all new students are required to attend New Student Welcome and Founder’s Convocation on Friday, August 19.

Student-athletes and new students enrolled in academic programs such as Jump Start for First Gen may be required to attend additional meetings, activities, and practices not included in this schedule.